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Teens

Teen Programs

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A great place to meet students with similar interests, the Museum offers a range of programs for creative teens and those interested in art history. Contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education to learn more.

 

The Muses

In addition to planning arts events for local teens, members of the Museum’s Teen Council, the MUSES, enjoy creative activities in the galleries and behind the scenes learning opportunities at the Museum.

If you would like more information or to join, contact Alice Novak, anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

 

AP Art History

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Calling all high school students, do you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world, thinking about how artistic tastes, styles, and technologies have changed through the ages? Are you interested in the political and religious messages behind works of art or the way we interact with space and meanings in architecture? Join our AP Art History class and learn to identify works of art by artist or time period, to analyze individual works of art in depth, to compare and contrast art from different world cultures and periods, and to examine influences in art. Over the years, students from many schools have achieved a great deal in the art history class at the Museum, deepened their understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and had a great time doing so.  Come carry on the tradition!

The class meets daily at 7:25 A.M. in the Museum library. The course is FREE and offered for academically motivated students from all schools and the homeschool community. To apply, please contact Alice Novak anovak@mmfa.org, 334-240-4361.

Download the application here.

AP Art History is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.

 

Middle and High School Classes

– English teachers, bring your students to practice Ekphrastic writing (or writing in response to works of art!) in the galleries. Co-lead a writing workshop with a Museum and host a reading at the end.

– History teachers, don’t forget about the American historical sources hanging all over the Museum walls. Call us about an American history gallery talk or writing assignment for your students.

– Foreign language teachers, bring your students to discuss works of art in a second language. We can help you find references to your country of focus in our collection. We have Museum docents who speak German, Spanish, and Korean.

– Math and science teachers, brainstorm with us to think about applications of mathematics and science in works of art and architecture, explore the wall in ARTWORKS based on the Fibonacci sequence and more.

-Interested in having your students learn more about working at an art Museum? Call about the possibility of partnering on a Junior Curators or Junior Docent program or to take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum.

To explore these or any other school partnerships, please call Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.

Studio Classes

Still-life Painting Class

Join Montgomery Art Guild award winner Elana Hagler for a multi-weekend painting class.  Learn how to effectively compose, lay-out, and paint personal and meaningful still-life paintings. Bring a box of objects, patterns, books, and photos that are precious to you and that you would like to capture, and we will work on arranging them and expressing them on canvas. This workshop is meant for students who already have a basic knowledge of painting and would like to take their compositions, color-relationships, and ability to create a believable sense of light and air to the next level.  

Instructor: Elana Hagler
Saturdays and Sundays, August 5, 6, 12, and 13
Time: Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sundays 1 to 5 P.M.
Cost: $265 for members/ $325 for non-members
Both Saturdays a box lunch from the cafe will be available for $10.  Lunches must be ordered at the time of class registration.  

 

Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%

administrative fee will be charged.